Genetically Modified Wheat Found in a Field in Washington State
Genetically Modified Wheat Found in a Field in Washington State
The unapproved crop is resistant to glyphosate in the weedkiller Roundup, but doesn’t seem to have entered the food supply.
Genetically Modified Wheat Found in a Field in Washington State
Genetically Modified Wheat Found in a Field in Washington State

The unapproved crop is resistant to glyphosate in the weedkiller Roundup, but doesn’t seem to have entered the food supply.

The unapproved crop is resistant to glyphosate in the weedkiller Roundup, but doesn’t seem to have entered the food supply.

phage, microbiology, genetics & genomics
Genetically Modified Wheat Found in a Field in Washington State
Genetically Modified Wheat Found in a Field in Washington State
Catherine Offord | Jun 9, 2019
The unapproved crop is resistant to glyphosate in the weedkiller Roundup, but doesn’t seem to have entered the food supply.
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 7, 2019
Two research groups demonstrate that in Caenorhabditis elegans, behavioral traits can be passed down through the germline to future generations, even though they aren’t hard-wired.
Even Healthy Tissues Carry Clusters of Cells with Mutations: Study
Even Healthy Tissues Carry Clusters of Cells with Mutations: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jun 7, 2019
Most of the genetic alterations are harmless, but some may contribute to cancer.
Ancient Genomes Reveal Clues About Native Americans’ Past
Ancient Genomes Reveal Clues About Native Americans’ Past
Jef Akst | Jun 6, 2019
Sequences from dozens of ancient remains from Siberia reveal the closest ancient relative of Native Americans found outside of North America.
Montana State Geneticist Resigns After Harassment Allegations
Montana State Geneticist Resigns After Harassment Allegations
Ashley Yeager | Jun 4, 2019
An internal report finds Hikmet Budak touched students inappropriately and discriminated against them based on their country of origin, sex, marriage status, and other factors.
Genetic Mutation that Prevents HIV Infection Tied to Earlier Death
Genetic Mutation that Prevents HIV Infection Tied to Earlier Death
Emma Yasinski | Jun 3, 2019
Those with two copies of the Δ32 allele in the CCR5 gene are 21 percent more likely to die by age 76, although it’s not clear why.
Knight on the Microbiome
Knight on the Microbiome
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2019
See the University of California, San Diego’s Rob Knight give a TED Talk on the emerging importance of our microbial hitchhikers.
Microbial Motors
Microbial Motors
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2019
Watch a type IV pilus, which powers some bacterial species' movement, in action.
Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World’s Microbial Riches
Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World’s Microbial Riches
Jack Gilbert, Rob Knight, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, and Martin Blaser | Jun 1, 2019
The Microbiota Vault takes a holistic approach to preserving Earth’s microscopic diversity.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2019 issue of The Scientist.